Wednesday, October 10, 2012

US forces on Syria-Jordan border: Is Obama expanding the US role?

[NYTimes]"... The Obama administration has declined to intervene in the Syrian conflict beyond providing communications equipment and other nonlethal assistance to the rebels opposing the government of President Bashar al-Assad. But the outpost near Amman could play a broader role should American policy change. It is less than 35 miles from the Syrian border and is the closest American military presence to the conflict...."

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